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- Pole vault world record holder Renaund Lavillenie talking yesterday after successfully returning to competition for the first time since his WR with an 18-8 3/4 (5.71m) win at the Drake Relays, where the event was held in a shopping mall. Earlier in the week, Drake had a high jump competition in a Hy-Vee Super Market. Kudos to Drake and Hy-Vee for thinking outside the box and spending a ton on the pros. *Video

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Early On Ryan and Meb Were Side by SideLRC American Strong: The Untold Story Of American Teamwork And How Ryan Hall Helped Meb Win Boston American Meb Keflezighi rightfully got the glory but his American competitors helped him out. The untold story of American Strong.

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Dick Patrick – Meb Strong: How Meb Worked His Magic Once Again Meb once again pulled it off, when very few thought he could. Dick Patrick tells us how the deserving champ did it.

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Update On Sierra Leone’s London Marathon 20th Placer Mamie Konneh Lahun, Who Went Missing Afterwards It has come out that she deliberately disappeared after the race to stay in the UK, but she has called her teammate saying that she plans on returning to Sierra Leone.

LRC Mt. SAC 5k: Jordan Hasay Goes For It, Abbey D’Agostino Outkicks Her, But Sweden’s Meraf Bahta Wins Abbey-Hasay-Brenda Matchup In the end, Abbey D was only 3rd, Jordan Hasay 6th, and Brenda Martinez 8th, but there was a lot of drama getting there as Jordan showed no fear once again, Abbey outkicked her, but the internationals came out on top. Jordan did set a PR. In other action, Matt Hughes won the steeple and Kennedy Kithuka the 5k. *Results

Interesting NY Times Article: What Good Marathons And Bad Investments Have In Common Researchers say the same motivation that gets you to push yourself under 3 hours can make you hang on to a bad investment too long.

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What American Men Have Been Dreaming of Doing for 31 Years

LRC The American Drought Is Over: Meb Keflezighi Wins The 2014 Boston Marathon The American drought is over. American Meb Keflezighi ran an extremely gutsy race to hold off Wilson Chebet and win the 2014 Boston Marathon. Nick Arciniaga and Jeff Eggleston were in the top 10 as Ryan Hall was 20th in finishing his first marathon in three years.

Flanagan Spent at the Finish

LRC Four Thoughts On The Women’s Race: Shalane’s Bid For Glory, Jeptoo’s Incredible Final 3 Miles, The 2:18 And 2:19 Clubs, And Desi Linden We break down the women’s race: Flanagan’s move bold or foolish?, Rita Jeptoo crushed the final 3.2 miles, the 2:18 and 2:19 clubs have 2 more members, and Desi Linden.

Rita Jeptoo Wins Boston 2014 Rita Jeptoo Crushes It The Final 10k To Win Boston Marathon In 2:18:57 Rita Jeptoo took care of business. American Shalane Flanagan set a blistering early pace and then Rita Jeptoo brought it home in convincing fashion to smash the Boston course record. Flanagan held on for the fastest time by an American in Boston.

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